ReSTNSX v2.1

Release Notes

First Published: 5/18/2018

This document contains system requirements, supported features and bugs for ReSTNSX v2.1

Important Notes


The ReSTNSX appliance ships with a 45 day Evaluation License.  In this mode, the following limitations are enforced:

  • A limit of two data sources (NSX Managers) can be configured
  • Tenants count limited to 2
  • No additional users may be provisioned
  • Maximum of 10 workflow items to be published to NSX Manager
  • For Operations -> dFW, a limit of  20 rule changes / 4 section changes total is enforced when importing NSX rules from CSV or published to NSX Manager

In evaluation mode, the default login information is as follows:

Username: admin

Password:  default


System Requirements

Support matrix and system requirements for ReST NSX.

RoleVersionCPUMemoryStorage
ReSTNSX2.14 vCPU8GB50GB
vCenter6.0+---
NSX Manager (-v)6.3+---

For REST API access, HTTPS (TCP Port 443) must be allowed through any transient firewalls for the ReSTNSX Appliance to access vCenter and NSX Manager

Browser Support

  • Chrome 62+
  • Firefox  52+ (Limited Interop Testing)

 

ReSTNSX - New Features (NSX-v)

System Level Features

  • Service and Service Groups added as search option under Query widget

Administration

  • Support for off-box event forwarding for system, user and individual API calls via Syslog
  • Ability to see logged-in users on the main dashboard
  • User logon and logoff events tracked
  • Ability to enable / disable an account

Operations: Edge FW Management

Introduction of real-time operations for Edge FW. 

  • Single pane for all ESGs for a given NSX/vCenter pair
  • Drag-drop of rules
  • Inline editing
  • Section locks tied to usernames
  • CSV import and export of rulesets between NSX Managers / Edges

Multi-Tenant Feature - New Features

NONE

Upgrading ReSTNSX

Upgrades to ReST NSX leverage configuration export for easy migrations.  When exported, the following information is retained:

  • Local Users
  • Saved Workflows
  • Custom Wizards
  • Tenant Information
  • Data Sources
  • System Settings

By exporting this information, upgrades are performed in parallel to the production platform.  Once the new version of ReSTNSX is online, simply import the previously exported configuration file and the system is online.  Administrators can manage the same NSX environment(s) with both ReSTNSX versions at the same time and

Note: When both systems are online, configuration settings are not synchronized between the different versions and must be maintained separately until the old version is decommissioned.

For a step-by-step upgrade, please refer to the ReSTNSX Upgrade Guide

Open Issues

NONE